15:30 Newscast, April 28th, 2016

Cardell Hayes was indicted today on charges of murder for former Saints player Will Smith, and attempted murder of Smith’s wife. Legal analyst Tim Meche says he’s not surprised the D-A’s office was able to get an indictment, before the defense was able to call witnesses to the stand during today’s preliminary hearing…:
CUT 4 (10) “the witnesses”.
After the indictment, Hayes plead not guilty to four charges. His bond has been set at 1.75 million dollars.

The FBI has created a devoted phone line for tips about the newly reopened missing child case of Wesley Dale Morgan of Clinton who was last seen in 2001. Authorities report the phone has not stopped ringing with tips so a dedicated line has been created for anyone who may know where Wesley Morgan is. The number is 1- (800) CALL-FBI.

You couldn’t hire or fire someone based on their sexual orientation under a bill that was approved in a Senate committee today. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter says discrimination is still alive, and lawmakers need to do what they can to protect people from that in the workplace…:
cut 14 (09) “whatever reason”
Opponents are worried this would hurt businesses.

The Louisiana Federation for Children held a news conference today featuring parents whose children benefit from the student voucher program. New Orleans single mother Corrine Celestine is upset over the proposed cuts…:
Cut 11 (08) “next generation”
But Governor John Bel Edwards says, despite ads running to the contrary, every student who currently has a voucher will get to keep it…but several areas of the state have to be cut to help fill next fiscal year’s shortfall.